The heavens opened up today, my heart missed a beat and I soared in spirit with every bite of this pumpkin loaf.It smells amazing and tastes so divine it has been one of my favorite baking surprises.This moist and cakelike loaf with its nutty,chocolaty texture and a flavorfull undertone of pumpkin can be a wonderfull treat for your family to savor anytime of the day. Here is a recipe to be in heavan !!
- 1.5 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup red pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
Preheat the oven to 180 degree celcius.Grease the loaf pan and keep aside. Sieve the dry ingredients, all purpose flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg powder and cinnamon powder together 3 times.
Beat egg and sugar together till it becomes foamy.Add olive oil,water and pumpkin puree and mix nicely.Combine with the above dry ingredients and mix nicely until all lumps dissappear. Add the nuts and chocochips and mix again.Pour the batter in a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan upto 3/4 level. Bake for 50 minutes and test with a toothpick in the very center of the loaf to come out clean.Let it cool on a cooling rack, slice and enjoy.
Note:1.To make pumpkin puree boil the pumpkin pieces,once its tender remove the skin and puree it.
2.For the above batter I prepared one loaf and 4 cup cakes.
Submitting this recipe a wonderful Go Nuts Event hosted by Archana and Kalyani